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Al-Jazeera video breaks down military spending by the dollar

More than half of every dollar we pay into taxes goes toward military spending, according to an analysis posted by Al-Jazeera earlier this week. The video illustrates a conversation between radio host Dennis Bernstein and journalist Dave Lindorff. “People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they…

Romney adviser defends Bain sending jobs to China: Obama ‘outsourcing’ to Omaha

Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday compared Bain Capital sending jobs overseas while Mitt Romney was the CEO to President Barack Obama’s campaign “outsourcing” telemarketing to places like Omaha, Nebraska. Appearing on CNN, Gillespie ripped The Washington Post for reporting that Bain had invested in companies that outsourced jobs…

Inmate: Sandusky heckled by other prisoners

A Pennsylvania inmate told The Daily that convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky’s reputation preceded him in the Centre County Correctional Facility – and that the other prisoners let him know about it. “At night, we were singing ‘Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone,’” said the inmate, who only identified himself…

George Will: Holder ‘made himself obnoxious’ by opposing voter ID

Conservative columnist George Will implied on Sunday that Attorney General Eric Holder deserved to be held in contempt by Congress over the Fast and Furious scandal because he had opposed voter photo ID laws that Democrats say suppress the vote. The conservative columnist told ABC’s Jake Tapper that attacks on…

Romney advisor: Blame Democrats for DREAM Act’s failure

An advisor for Mitt Romney blamed the Democrats Sunday for the DREAM Act’s defeat in Congress, ThinkProgress reports. Former commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the Obama administration “played with Hispanics” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Nation, the same program in which Romney senior advisor Ed Gillespie refused…

Ex-Horace Mann teacher admits having sex with young students

A former teacher at New York’s Horace Mann prep school has admitted to having sex with “maybe three” of his former students. Tek Young Lin, now 88 and living in California, told The New York Times his advances towards students “did not seem really wrong.” Lin’s admissions come on the…

New AFSCME president: Work your heart out to re-elect Obama

Lee A. Saunders, the new president of the AFSCME, has made it clear the union representing 1.6 million public service workers will support President Barack Obama in 2012. “We must work our hearts out to re-elect President Obama,” he said during AFSCME’s 40th International Convention in Los Angeles this week.…

Adviser dodges questions about Romney rescinding Obama immigration policy

A senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday continued to dodge questions about whether his boss would rescind President Barack Obama’s recently-announced policy to halt deportation proceedings for many young undocumented immigrants. During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Ed Gillespie if Romney would…

GOP says Air Force ‘hostile to religion’

More than 60 Republican lawmakers have signed a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accusing the U.S. Air Force of being “hostile to religion,” according to Fox News. The letter, drafted by Reps. Todd Akin (R-MO), Diane Black (R-TN) and Randy Forbes (R-VA), calls on Panetta to investigate a…

Nearly one in five Republicans believe Obama is Muslim: Gallup

Republicans are more likely than Democrats or Independents to incorrectly believe that President Barack Obama adheres to the Muslim faith, according to a recent poll by Gallup. The poll, conducted June 7-10, found that 18 percent of Republicans believed Obama was Muslim, even though the President is a church-going Christian.…

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